Emma works on the assimilation of sea surface temperature (SST) and sea-ice data into Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Ice Analysis (OSTIA)
Areas of expertise:
High latitude SSTs and sea-ice.
Sea-ice data assimilation.
Remote sensing of lake surface temperatures.
Emma's role involves daily monitoring of the OSTIA system and dealing with any problems. Emma is also working on a 20-year OSTIA reanalysis which will include satellite, in situ and sea-ice data. She is also investigating the inclusion of lake surface temperatures in both the re-analysis and the operational analysis. Emma is also looking into improving high latitude SSTs in OSTIA.
In addition, Emma is working on the assimilation of sea ice concentration data into the coupled NEMO-CICE ocean and sea-ice model. This will be implemented into the FOAM ocean forecasting system, as well as being used for a seasonal forecast of summer sea-ice extent.
Emma joined the Met Office in April 2009. Prior to this she completed a PhD at the University of East Anglia, Norwich and the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, on modelling and observations of air-sea-ice interactions. During the course of her PhD she conducted fieldwork in Antarctica, measuring surface fluxes at the Ronne Polynya. As an undergraduate, Emma studied meteorology and oceanography at the University of East Anglia.